CENTRAL FLORIDA COUNTIES AMONG NATION'S FASTEST GROWING
The United States Census Bureau announced it's list of the 100 fastest growing counties in America this morning, based on estimated growth between July 1, 2003 to July 1, 2004. Florida and Georgia were one-two for having the most counties on the list. Many of those in Florida in the top 100 were in northern and central regions of the state.
01 - Flagler County (between Daytona Beach and St. Augustine) - 10.1 percent population growth.
09 - St. John's County (St. Augustine area) - 6.7 percent
11 - Osceola County (suburban Orlando) - 6.6 percent
18 - St. Lucie County (Ft. Pierce/Port St. Lucie area) - 6.0 percent
22 - Lake County (suburban Orlando) - 5.6 percent
32 - Union County (Gainesville area) - 5.2 percent
38 - Pasco County (suburban Tampa) - 5.0 percent
48 - Hernando County (suburban Tampa) - 4.8 percent
49 - Clay County (suburban Jacksonville) - 4.7 percent
60 - Santa Rosa County (Pensacola area) - 4.5 percent
61 - Walton County (Panhandle) - 4.5 percent
65 - Lee County (Fort Myers area) - 4.4 percent
74 - Wakulla County (suburban Tallahassee) - 4.2 percent
93 - Okeechobee County - 3.9 percent